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Africa Climate Change Leadership Program

The Africa Climate Leadership Program (AfriCLP) is a grants awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary individuals and organizations to build leadership capacity in response to climate change. The awards programme seeks to build local climate change leaders who can shape understanding of the extent and severity of climate-related stressors on African economies and ecosystems, and propose solutions on how countries can build resilience to these impacts. The Programme is funded by IDRC and managed by the University of Nairobi and the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) - University of Dar es Salaam.The program aims to build on these past investments by IDRC to achieve sustainability and impact at scale.

The overall objective of the program is to develop leadership capacity of African researchers, policy advisers and practitioners for advancement in current climate knowledge, long-term adaptation.

AfriCLP’s mission is to foster the development and application of innovative thinking and approaches to the complex causes and solutions to climate change.


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TIDRC has funded several climate change (CC) programs in Africa. One of these is the ‘Research Grants on Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change’ (ICTWCC), hosted at the University of Nairobi. It sought to develop and sustain high to mid-level research capacity in climate change, with a specific focus on the innovative application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to address water-related impacts of CC. A second program is the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) program, run by the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) in the University of Dar es Salaam, promotes innovative adaptation research in Africa. The African Leadership Program is a collaborative effort between ICTWCC, hosted at The University of Nairobi and ACCFP program run by the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) in the University of Dar es Salaam

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